PoD # 6 (S10- 2018-23)

Ms. Nighat Orakzai, MPA raised the issue of child abuse cases in the Province followed by a
resolution Notice No. 589 moved by Ms. Asiya Saleh Khattak recommending severe punishment
for offenders in the cases of sexual abuse of minor children by amending the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection Act. Upon the motion of Ms. Nighat Orakzai and other Members,
the House empowered the Honorable Speaker to constitute a Special Committee comprising of
such Members as appointed by Him. The House also resolved that the terms of reference for the
Committee shall be framed out of the debates on the issue. The Law Minister suggested the
following TORs for the Committee,-
(a) Revision of existing laws on the subject for severe punishment;
(b) Suggesting improvements in the existing laws; and
(c) Suggesting measures for sensitization of society over the issue.